Our webinar recordings

Our seminar programme is currently being delivered as webinars, however if you weren't able to join we've made them available to view online so you do not miss any important legal and industry updates.

May

Solicitors PI webinar - 26 May 2020

Our webinar discussed the current PI market, COVID-19 and solicitors liability claims, private client claims and the new Solicitors Code of Conduct: 6 months on. 
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June

Claims against SIPP providers and SIPP trustees - 1 June 2020

This webinar provides an introduction to the basics of claims against self-invested personal pension (SIPP) providers and trustees and the approach taken by the Ombudsman and the Courts, including the long-awaited decision in the landmark case Adams v Carey Pensions. 
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July

COVID-19, recession and abandoned cargo - the impact on cargo and liability insurance - 9 July 2020

In this webinar we considered the impact of these abandoned containers on the insurance industry in terms of both cargo insurance and freight liability insurance. We also considered the losses arising from such claims and the extent to which these might be covered under such policies.
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September

Miscellaneous professionals - 9 September 2020

Our miscellaneous professionals webinar covered upcoming trends and predictions for claims against miscellaneous professions within tech and media firms, data analysts, loss adjusters and claims handlers. 
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June

Commercial construction webinar - 9 June 2020

During our commercial construction webinar we provided an overview of the most recent case law, imminent law changes and industry news within the world of commercial construction law.
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 Back to business for SMEs webinar - 12 June 2020

Our first webinar in this series addressed the following:

  • Re-opening the workplace - employment considerations
  • Health surveillance and data protection

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Back to business for SMEs webinar - 26 June 2020

As part of our webinar series we addressed the following with speakers from CBRE:

  • Issues businesses, landlords and occupiers should be considering on their return to work.
  • What the new normal will look like.
  • How work spaces might need to be reconfigured moving forward.
  • The use of collaborative and more localised work spaces.
  • The rise in flexible and home working.

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July

Back to business for SMEs webinar - 3 July 2020

Here we held the fourth webinar of our weekly series for SMEs where we considered adjustments businesses need to make in times of financial distress or pressure. The session covered:

  • Taking a robust stance regarding monies due, or owed.
  • The enforcement of contractual terms, arrangements with suppliers and so on.
  • Dispute trends, and how to create commercial leverage to bring about early resolution.
  • The court system – pros and cons of the current online system.

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Cryptoassets and the law - 7 July 2020

We held our webinar on cryptoassets aimed at claims handlers, underwriters and anyone that deals with cryptoassets.

We were joined by Christopher Lundie and George Hilton from 2 Temple Gardens, who joined Kennedys' Alexandra Miller and Danny Steel to discuss:

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Back to business for SMEs webinar - 10 July 2020

We held the fifth webinar of our weekly series for SMEs where we considered contractual issues during COVID-19, including:

  • Force majeure and frustration
  • Impact of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act on termination of supply contracts

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Back to business for SMEs webinar - 17 July 2020

Here we held the sixth and final webinar of our weekly series for SMEs where we considered the following:

  • The importance of recovering debt in the current climate.
  • Effective communication with customers and suppliers.
  • Procedure and enforcement methods.
  • Supply terms and re-negotiation of contracts.
  • Looking towards the future.

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Introduction to construction law - 17 July 2020

This webinar is designed as a helpful introduction for anyone new to construction law, but will also be a handy refresher on basic principles for those more experienced.

During this recording we covered:

  • Parties, procurement and phases of a project
  • Types of construction contract
  • Standard form contracts
  • The Construction Act
  • Key contract clauses
  • Disputes

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COVID-19: application for temporary relief for the inability to perform contracts - 28 July 2020

We held our webinar aimed at construction and hire purchase firms, along with SMEs and non-residential landlords and tenants, who wish to gain further insight into the criteria related to applying for temporary relief for the inability to perform contracts in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The session covered:

  • What relief can be obtained under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act.
  • Who is covered under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act.
  • How to obtain relief under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act and the COVID-19 (Application for Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contracts) Regulations.
  • An overview of the assessment process.
  • How to respond to a notification for relief.

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May

Annual healthcare seminar programme - Neurosurgery causation and claims - 27 May 2020

Kennedys' healthcare team held the fifth seminar of our 2020 annual healthcare seminar programme, with guest speaker: Mr Christopher Chandler, Consultant Neurosurgeon at Kings College Hospital.
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June

Practitioner Performance Management – how could COVID-19 affect this? - 5 June 2020

Kennedys is delighted to have partnered with NHS Resolution’s Practitioner Performance Advice Service to deliver a practical and solutions focused session looking at the performance management of doctors.
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July

HSE enforcement over COVID-19 reportable incidents - 16 July 2020

Here we held our HSE webinar where we explained when healthcare and other organisations should have reported a death from COVID-19 under RIDDOR, what steps to take to prepare in the event that an Inspector makes contact with a view to undertaking a formal criminal investigation, dealing with those investigations and what are the possible outcomes and consequences for organisations. We also covered the circumstances when an inquest will be held for a COVID-19 related death. 

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May

Employers' liability: COVID-19, the duty of care and vicarious liability - 4 May 2020

During our employers' liability webinar we covered:

  • What is the employers' duty of care during a pandemic?
    • Scope of duty
    • Application to current situation
  • Vicarious liability after Barclays and Morrisons
    • Basic principles
    • The Supreme Court Judgments in Barclays and Morrisons

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Motor Webinar Wednesday - The Whiplash Reforms and the impact of COVID-19 on rehabilitation - 6 May 2020

A webinar as part of our webinar series, where we focused on the hot topics affecting the motor liability industry.
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Employers' liability: COVID-19 and beyond - 11 May 2020

During our webinar aimed at insurance claims handlers, brokers and business risk managers covering issues affecting employers' liability due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This session covered:

  • COVID-19 - anticipating claims trends and preparing
    • Infection claims
    • Home workers
    • Stress claims

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Motor Webinar Wednesday - The Whiplash Reforms and the impact of COVID-19 on rehabilitation - 13 May 2020

A webinar as part of our webinar series where we focused on the hot topics affecting the motor liability industry.
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Motor Webinar Wednesday -Motor industry updates and the impact of COVID-19 on expert evidence - 20 May 2020

A webinar as part of our webinar series where we focused on the hot topics affecting the motor liability industry.
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COVID-19: care home risks for insurers - 15 May 2020

Our webinar was aimed at claims managers and insurers who wish to gain an insight into the care home crisis from a regulatory and employers' and public liability perspective.The session also looked at the areas of likely EL/PL claims arising as a consequence of the crisis, as well as providing advice on best practice based on our experience.
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COVID-19 and the impact on fraudulent claims - 28 May 2020

Here our Kennedys’ fraud specialists looked at the impact of COVID-19 on the claims environment, both now and in the future.
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Occupational disease webinar  - 29 May 2020

During this webinar we looked at the differing tests for medical causation applied in industrial disease cases and considered how the courts are likely to approach causation and quantum in COVID-19 claims.
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June

Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 10 June 2020

A webinar as part of our webinar series where we focused on the hot topics affecting the motor liability industry.
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Employers duty of care during a pandemic: the return to work and the “new normal” - 16 June 2020

A webinar as part of our employers' liability and public liability webinar series where covered the following:

  • Revisiting duty of care against the backdrop of Government advice and HSE warnings.
  • Health surveillance and its role in ensuring a reasonably safe environment.
  • The use of tech to help employers discharge their duty.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 17 June 2020

A webinar as part of our webinar series where we focused on the hot topics affecting the motor liability industry.
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COVID-19 and the impact on fraudulent claims - 22 June 2020

Here our specialists started to look at the fraud pipeline from detection through to deterrence. 
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COVID-19 and claims trends in employers and public liability - 23 June 2020

A webinar as part of our employers' liability and public liability webinar series where covered COVID-19 and claims trends - How furlough impacts investigations, the developing employment landscape and potential for claims:

  • What will the workforce look like going forward? The operation and winding up of the furlough scheme.
  • The current and anticipated impact on claims.
  • Can furloughed staff assist with a claims investigation?

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 24 June 2020

A webinar as part of our webinar series where we focused on the hot topics affecting the motor liability industry.
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COVID-19 and the leisure and hospitality industry - 30 June 2020

A webinar as part of our employers' liability and public liability webinar series where we covered the following:

  • The potential for claims arising in the leisure and hospitality industry.
  • Duty of care owed to visitors and employees – specific industry challenges.
  • Practical considerations when implementing Government advice and the anticipation of specific risks/ development of risk mitigation strategies.
  • Regulatory compliance and enforcement.

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July

Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 1 July 2020

A webinar as part of our webinar series where we focused on the hot topics affecting the motor liability industry.
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Occupational disease webinar - 1 July 2020

Here we held our occupational disease webinar where we focused on stress at work and work related neck and upper limb disorder (WRULD) claims and the impact that COVID-19 has had on these claims. 

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Celtic claims post COVID-19 - how to prepare for the ‘new normal’ - 2 July 2020

We had expert speakers from our Northern Ireland, Scotland and Republic of Ireland offices discuss the next steps for COVID-19 in each of their jurisdictions, including:

  • A simple guide to procedures for the increase in claims and litigation expected in the new few months
  • Interim arrangements
  • Tactics to help you cope with the ever-changing situation’

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 8 July 2020

A webinar as part of our webinar series where we focused on the hot topics affecting the motor liability industry.
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Fraud, technology and investigations webinar - 23 July 2020

The latest webinar in our fraud series looked at technology and investigations.
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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 15 July 2020

During this webinar we focused on:

  • The post COVID-19 future - a technology perspective
  • A view from the bench – a Barrister's view of the challenges of COVID-19 and the future challenges and opportunities

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August

Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 5 August 2020

During this webinar we focused on:

The MOJ portal:

  • What is it?
  • Key areas for attention
  • Potential pitfalls

Mistakes in the portal:

  • The Doctrine of Mistake
  • A review of Zommers v Litham and Lis v Rogers 
  • The practical implications 

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Field investigations in fraudulent claims - 25 August 2020

During the latest in our fraud webinar series we explored the fraud life cycle in insurance claims with the opportunities and pitfalls of field investigations.

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September

Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 9 September 2020

During this webinar we discussed EL or PL vs motor issues and if we are seeing any post-lockdown trends emerging.

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Ogden 8: an occasion for optimism? - 16 September 2020

During this webinar we discussed the main changes of the new Ogden Tables (published in August) but also the new battlegrounds and examined tactical opportunites for claimants and defendants.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 16 September 2020

During this webinar we discussed fraud and tinnitus in RTA claims.

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May

COVID-19: latest on the HSE perspective - 1 May 2020

During our regulatory webinar we provided a brief summary overview of official COVID-19 guidance and the basic principles of health and safety law, followed by the latest on:

  • Construction activities
  • Thorough examinations and statutory inspections during lockdown
  • PPE – looking ahead
  • HSE enforcement
  • Prosecution and the courts

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Motor prosecution webinar - Technology - the good, the bad and the ugly - 14 May 2020

During our Motor prosecution webinar we provided an insight into some of the existing initiatives intended to reduce road traffic collisions.

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COVID-19: The HSE perspective - what's next as the lockdown eases? - 19 May 2020

During our regulatory webinar we provided an update on COVID-19 and HSE matters, including an update on current HSE guidance and some practical guidance for those businesses who are looking to re-open. Topics included:

  • Current COVID-19 guidance for businesses
  • Practical guidance for re-opening your busines
  • RIDDOR reporting – what we have seen and what the future holds
  • Inquests – Chief Coroner’s update
  • Update on Criminal Courts and how we expect things to progress

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June

Motor prosecution webinar - smart motorways or are they? - 4 June 2020

Here we held the first webinar of our motor prosecution webinar series. In this webinar we covered:

  • A summary of the operation of and reasons for the proliferation of smart motorways.
  • Insight into the risks and the accidents associated with smart motorways.
  • Perspectives on the government review of smart motorways.
  • Some case examples and insight from a leading accident reconstruction expert on incidents on smart motorways.

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Motor prosecution webinar - Coroner's Court - COVID-19 an overview - 11 June 2020

Here we held the second webinar of our motor prosecution webinar series. In this webinar we covered:

  • Summary of the usual operation of the Coroner’s Court.
  • Insight on the particular challenges the coronial system faces because of the COVID-19 crisis/pandemic.
  • A rundown of the changes and measures in place due to COVID-19.
  • An insight into the longer terms effects of the pandemic upon the operation of the Coroner's Courts.

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Motor prosecution webinar - Relaxing legislation - the hidden danger of COVID-19 - 18 June 2020

Here we held the third webinar of our motor prosecution webinar series. In this webinar we covered:

  • A summary of regulatory legislation effecting motor transport relaxed as part of COVID-19 emergency legislation.
  • A precis of the prosecution of these matters in ordinary circumstances.
  • Insight on how such matters interact with the prosecution of more serious cases involving death and serious injury in ordinary circumstances.
  • Insight and prediction on how such matters might be interpreted in cases going through the Courts now and in the future.

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Motor prosecution webinar - The legal landscape - attitudes and developments following COVID-19 - 25 June 2020

We held the fourth and final webinar of our motor prosecution webinar series. In this webinar we covered:

  • Summary of the measures being adopted by the Courts as a response to COVID-19.
  • Commentary on how they are working.
  • Insight and predictions on how the post COVID-19 landscape will look and whether changes enacted may in fact be permanent.

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July

Annual regulatory webinar - 9 July 2020

We hosted our annual regulatory webinar where attendees gained an insight into this rapidly developing area of law.

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HSE enforcement over COVID-19 reportable incidents - 16 July 2020

Here we held our HSE webinar where we explained when healthcare and other organisations should have reported a death from COVID-19 under RIDDOR, what steps to take to prepare in the event that an Inspector makes contact with a view to undertaking a formal criminal investigation, dealing with those investigations and what are the possible outcomes and consequences for organisations. We also covered the circumstances when an inquest will be held for a COVID-19 related death. 

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August

The Building Safety Bill: What to expect - 24 August 2020

We are delighted to have held our regulatory webinar focusing on the draft Building Safety Bill 2020 recently published by the Government.

In this webinar we summarised and explored the main points arising from the Building Safety Bill and how they will impact fire safety management systems in high-rise buildings from a practical point of view. We also considered what steps businesses can take to prepare for when the draft legislation becomes law.

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